Andrew OtisUniversity of Maryland, College Park | UMD, UMCP, University of Maryland College Park · Philip Merrill College of Journalism
Doctor of Philosophy
Analyst Editor at the Chronicle of Higher Education
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Citations since 2017
6 Research Items
Media trust, online news, credibility, journalism history
Skills and Expertise
Unlabeled opinionated content on search engines and social media can potentially affect news consumers' perceptions of the credibility of news sources. This paper explores the effects of 'opinion labels' on news previews (known as 'story cards') on readers' perceptions of news source credibility. Participants (N = 389) in a 3x2x2 study were present...
Previous research is largely mute about the strategies that printers and their legal counsels used to defend state libel lawsuits. Analysis of the legal arguments employed in sixty-eight state libel jury trials in anglophone courts from 1699 to 1792 identifies which of them were most associated with acquittal. Jury-nullification arguments, based on...
This dissertation seeks to answer the pressing question of whether labeling opinionated content online as opinion affects readers’ perceived credibility of news sources and trust in the news media. This research was motivated by the many search engines and social media sites that do not label opinionated content as such on their platforms. To answe...